VFA Fellows in Forbes 30 Under 30
Every year, Forbes recognizes the entrepreneurs, innovators, and hustlers under 30 who are already changing industries, economies, and lives.
For the second year running, VFA Fellows have made the cut!
Meet Muhga Eltigani ’14 and Sam Roberts ’13, the co-founders of NaturAll Club. The daughter of entrepreneurial immigrants, Muhga’s always had an affinity for the side hustle. During college, she documented her experiments with homemade haircare on YouTube, earning a large and loyal following.
After graduating, Muhga joined VFA and began her career with one of our partner companies in Cleveland. Over the next year, she honed her marketing skills, spent time with the entrepreneurial community, and realized she had a business idea on her hands. Encouraged by the VFA team, she ran a crowdfunding campaign through the VFA Innovation Fund and produced her first batch of products. Soon, NaturAll Club was a full-time job. Meanwhile, Sam developed his R&D skills at a robotics startup in Cleveland, and worked on launching a startup of his own. When his company didn’t pan out, he and Muhga teamed up—as COO, Sam handles NaturAll Club’s complicated operations.
Last summer, Muhga and Sam spent four months in Philadelphia at the VFA Accelerator, where they lived and worked alongside other Fellow founders, gained access to industry experts, bounced ideas off of VFA’s Entrepreneur in Residence, and pitched their business to local investors. With support from the VFA community, they’re building something to be proud of.
Ready to build something? Our final deadline is February 6th.